Die-cutting Essentials

Die-cutting Essentials 18 on sale this week!

5th December 2016


Die-cutting Essentials 18 on sale this week!


Die-cutting Essentials 18 hits the shelves on 8th December and we’re super excited about the free Tonic Studios die set



Issue 18 is jam packed with ideas and inspiration for all occasion makes from birthdays, cards for men and New Year party décor ideas to cards to say ‘thank you’ – perfect to send well wishes to everyone who spoilt you rotten this Christmas.

We’ve partnered up with Tonic Studios to provide you with a 4-die set perfect for making card toppers, shaped cards and off-the-pages. This fabulous tag die really is suitable for so many papercraft projects, you’ll be dying to get started!


We’ve even got a bonus idea from the Tonic Studios (tonic-studios.co.uk) Design Team to help you find new ways to use your free die. The below card is made from Victoria Dalziel and is perfect for the special women in your life!


Big day


white DL card blank

pink, white & green cardstock

pale pink pearlescent cardstock

pink docrafts Capsule collection papers

Pink Champagne Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Drops



3D foam pads

mirror card

hot-glue gun

hole punch

Tonic Studios Flower punch

Tonic Studios Lowercase & Underlines die set

Tonic Studios Indulgence Chalkboard It’s Your Big Day sentiment die


1 Score the front of the card blank and fold back on itself. Affix a 20.5×10.5cm panel pink patterned paper and layer with a smaller panel of green cardstock.

2 Affix a 20.5×4.5cm panel of pink cardstock to the folded panel and layer with a slightly smaller panel of green cardstock.

3 Cut the large tag from white cardstock and lightly trace the inside of the tag shape onto pearlescent cardstock. Hand-cut the traced shape and adhere onto the large tag die-cut.

4 Die-cut the large sentiment from silver mirror card and pink cardstock and adhere together slightly offset to create a shadow effect.

5 Layer onto the tag die-cut from Step 3 and thread a ribbon through the top of the tag. Hot-glue a small bow onto the ribbon.

6 Cut the smallest tag from pearlescent pink cardstock and affix the die-cut ‘nan’ sentiment onto the tag.

7 Cut the slightly larger tag from white cardstock and trace the inside of the tag onto green cardstock and hand-cut the shape before affixing onto the white tag.

8 Punch a hole in the top of both tags and thread with ribbon, securing with a loop and trimming of the excess ribbon. Affix the tag onto the flap of the card blank using 3D foam pads.

9 Layer two punched flowers on top of each other and affix as shown. Add a touch of Glitter Drops to the centre of the flower and around the main tag die-cut to finish.

We hope you enjoy issue 18 and we’re sure you’re bound to find loads of ideas to keep you busy until issue 19 goes on sale on the 5th January. Buy your copy of issue 18 from www.moremags.com before it’s too late.

Happy die-cutting!


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